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Torvalds Says He Has No Strong Opinions on Systemd

Linux creator Linus Torvalds is well-known for his strong opinions on many technical things. But when it comes to systemd, the init system that has caused a fair degree of angst in the Linux world, Torvalds is neutral.

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Kernel Prepatch 3.17-rc5

The fifth 3.17 prepatch is out. "So I should probably have delayed this until Wednesday for sentimental reasons: that will be 23 years since I uploaded the 0.01 source tree. But I'm not an overly sentimental person, so screw that. I'm doing my normal Sunday release." Linus noted that this...

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Linus Torvalds Says Linux Binary Packages Are Terrible, Valve Might Save the Desktop

One of the main problems with Linux platform fragmentation is that there are a number of concurrent binaries available for various platforms and they are not compatible with each other. Linus Torvalds explains why he thinks that the binary concept on Linux is broken and why he doesn't use them for his projects.

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Kernel Prepatch 3.17-rc4

The 3.17-rc4 prepatch is out. "For a short while there, this week was really nice and calm, but that was mostly because the 'linux-foundation.org' entry fell off the DNS universe, and my mailbox got very quiet for a few hours. The rest of the week looked pretty normal."...

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Call for Organizers: 2015 Linux Plumbers Conference

Each year, the Linux Foundation's Technical Advisory Board seeks an organizing committee for the annual Linux Plumbers Conference. That process has now begun for the 2015 event, which will be held during the week of August 17-21 in Seattle, Washington, alongside the LinuxCon North America event. This is your chance...

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